One way to be a savvy consumer is to be aware of recalls. You need to make sure you know when a product you own is unsafe. And you need to know how to fix that problem so that you can make sure your money hasn’t been wasted.
This is how I found out one of my cribs had been recalled. I was able to return the crib to the store and replace it the same day. I was able to rest easy that night knowing that my baby was safe.
These alerts don’t just cover baby gear. They cover everything from tools to coffeemakers to clothing. If you’re considering buying something used, you may want to check out the CPSC website to make sure it hasn’t been recalled.
If you’re planning to sell your used items, you should read the CPSC Handbook for Resale Stores and Product Resellers. It’s illegal to sell something that’s been recalled, and this guide can help you determine what you can and can’t sell. It’s also a good resource if you’re in the business of buying used goods.
It only takes a few minutes to sign up for the e-mail alerts, but the piece of mind is priceless.